KARACHI: Sindh High Court on Thursday remanded Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s mayor-designate Waseem Akhtar in police’s custody for five days as accused in a terror facilitation case.
The decision has come in a day after Akhtar, accused in terror facilitation case, approached the high court to seek bail before arrest.
Along Akhtar, Rauf Siddique and Anees Qaimkhani had also sought assistance in the case from the high court.
Justice Ahmed Ali and Justice Iqbal Mehr of divisional bench of the high court have dismissed bail plea of Qaimkhani, instructing him to move to trail court.
Qaimkhani’s counsel, Farooq Advocate maintained that his client was out of the country at the time and he has been made a part of the case on ‘mere’ statements of Joint Investigation Team and witness.
Trial court’s rejection of bail extension does not meet the requirements of the law and it should be overturned, Farooq urged the court.
MQM’s Waseem Akhtar, Pak Sarzameen Party’s Qaimkhani, MQM’s Siddique and Pakistan People’s Party’s Abdul Qadir Patel were named by Dr Asim Hussain, former minister of petroleum during interrogation in case regarding facilitation of terrorists and target killers in Karachi.
Dr Hussain had stated that he treated terrorists in his hospital called Ziauddin Hospital on request of the aforementioned accused persons.
In a rather dramatic turn of events on Tuesday, bails extensions of all four accused were dismissed by an anti-terrorism court.